At A Glance

Size: Medium

Weight: 26 - 34 lbs.

Height: 15" - 17"

Life Span: 10 - 14 years

English Cocker Spaniel

Also know as: Cocker Spaniel

Group: Sporting

Origin: England

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The Cocker Spaniel was developed in the 1800s to hunt woodcocks. Although similar to the American Cocker Spaniel, the English Cocker Spaniel is the more popular of the two breeds (outside of the U.S.).

Temperament / Behavior
The Cocker Spaniel is a sweet-natured, gentle, cheerful and sensitive dog that is amiable to everyone. The breed makes a good family dog because it gets along extremely well with children, especially if socialized early. Cocker Spaniels tend to perform well during obedience training, but do not make good watchdogs. Cocker Spaniels have a tendency to bark.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Progressive retinal atrophy; glaucoma; cataracts; deafness; ear infections; undescended testicles

Special Needs
Exercise: The Cocker Spaniel is an active dog that will require a long day walk and / or play session.

Grooming: The Cocker Spaniel needs brushed several times per week, as well as groomed / trimmed every 3 - 4 months. The long ears tend to accumulate dirt and will need cleaned daily.


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